Guide to the Summit County Utah Jail

The Summit County Utah Jail is a small facility that currently houses just 51 inmates, many of whom are male.  The incarceration of a relative or loved one is always a stressful event, but the more you know about Summit County’s rules and policies, the more confident and relaxed you will feel as you begin to approach the legal situation at hand.  This guide to the Summit County Utah Jail will walk you through topics like how to contact jail personnel, when visitors are permitted, and how to send money to inmates.

If a spouse or family member has recently been jailed, or if you or a loved one has been criminally charged, defense attorney Darwin Overson can help you explore your legal options. Darwin handles a wide variety of misdemeanor and felony charges, including but not limited to:

  • Drug Crimes
  • Murder and Manslaughter
  • Sex Crimes
  • Weapons Crimes

To start discussing your situation in a completely free and confidential legal consultation, call Darwin at (801) 758-2287 today.

Summit County Utah Jail: Directions and Contact

The Summit County Utah Jail is located at:

6300 Justice Center Road
Park City, UT 84098

To get there, simply take Exit 2 off of U.S. Route 40.  You’ll see plenty of road signs pointing the way as you get closer to the facility.

Alternately, you can contact the jail via phone by calling (435) 615-3600 for general inquiries.  If you have a question addressed to a specific division, you may wish to call one of the numbers listed below instead for speedier resolution of your issue:

  • Correction Facility Central — (435) 615-3723
  • Jail Nurses and Medical Department — (435) 615-3741
  • Utah Department of Corrections, Probation and Parole — (435) 615-4315

When you place your call, try to keep in mind how busy and overwhelmed the facility can get. It’s natural to be anxious and worried about your loved one, but showing a little bit of respect and consideration for the jail staff will help get your questions answered that much faster.

However, if you simply can’t get the answers you’re searching for, it may be time to consult with a lawyer.  An attorney can access jail personnel who don’t generally speak with the general public, and can also help you understand the specifics and potential outcomes of your loved one’s legal situation.

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Visitation Policies

Before we break down the visiting schedule itself, let’s go over some of the general policies visitors should know about before they arrive:

  • All visiting periods begin either on the hour, or at 30 minutes past the hour.
  • All visitors must arrive with at least two forms of valid ID, such as a passport or driver’s license. However, only one piece of ID needs to have a photo.
  • Inmates are not allowed to have visitors while they are on lockdown.  (Lockdown means that an inmate cannot leave their cell, and is usually called for because there has been a riot or other security breach.)
  • No visits will be permitted during holidays.

Unfortunately, jail policy holds that certain people are simply not allowed to visit inmates under any circumstances.  You will be denied visitation if any of the following statements apply to you:

  • You are currently on probation or parole.
  • You have been convicted of a felony.
  • You used to work for the inmate.
  • You were released from jail or prison within the past three months.
  • You are younger than 18 years old and are not the inmate’s child. Even if you are the inmate’s child, your visit will be denied unless you both (1) bring your birth certificate with you, and (2) are accompanied by an adult.

Furthermore, your visit will be promptly ended if you disobey any of the jail’s rules.

Visiting Hours

Visiting hours vary by day and “pod” (i.e. housing unit).  The Summit County Utah Jail contains a total of seven pods.  All pods follow the same two sets of visiting hours:

  • 8:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
  • 12:30 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

However, pods are only open for visitation on certain weekdays:

  • A (Alpha) Pod — Fridays
  • B (Bravo) Pod — Mondays
  • C (Charlie) Pod — Fridays
  • D (Delta) Pod — Tuesdays
  • E (Echo) Pod — Wednesdays
  • F (Fox) Pod — Wednesdays
  • G (Golf) Pod — Thursdays

No visits are permitted on weekends.

Contacting Inmates: Phone Time and Mail Correspondence

Unless an inmate is being punished for a disciplinary issue, he or she can use “phone time” to talk to a family member or lawyer.  But to buy phone time, the inmate needs to have money on their books. You can load money onto an inmate’s books at the jail’s front desk; just be prepared for the fact that phone calls from the jail are going to be more expensive than standard phone calls.  You should also be aware that if a call violates jail policies, the inmate’s phone privileges could be suspended or completely revoked.

If you want to send a letter to an inmate, write to:

(Insert the inmate’s first and last name.)
(Insert the inmate’s ID number.)
Summit County Utah Corrections And Jail
6300 Justice Center Road
Park City, UT 84098

Schedule a Free Consultation with a Utah Criminal Defense Attorney

If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges in Summit County, Park City criminal defense lawyer Darwin Overson can help.  To set up a free and private case evaluation, call (801) 758-2287.